All the colors within the chromatic circle have a pastel tone, this is obtained by combining a part of white and another color.
What is a pastel color?
A pastel color is a soft, delicate shade used to create a feeling of calm and relaxation. It is associated with femininity and tranquility and is characterized by soft shades of colors such as pink, blue, green , yellow, brown and violet.
These colors range from light to deep, depending on how much white is mixed with the base color.
Some examples of pastel colors are as follows:
White + Yellow = Pale yellow.
White + Blue = Sky Blue.
White + Greenish Blue = Aquamarine.
White + Brown = Ochre.
White + Orange = Salmon.
White + Black = Grey.
The most used are pink, yellow, blue, green, all of them in a light tone. Below you have several ideas of pastel colors with their respective pastel color codes to use in your favorite tools such as canva, photoshop , figma or word.
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range of pastel colors
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Characteristics that identify pastel colors
Pastel colors share certain characteristics that make them unmistakable, We can highlight the following among their most common properties:
They are obtained by mixing white with another color. For example, in painting, a mixture of three parts of white with one part of blue results in a light blue or pastel blue color.
Pastel colors have low to medium saturation.
We can describe them as: light, washed, neutral or calming.